Two for Two for Yu Long Sheng Hui

Jul 04, 2016

The performance wasn’t perfect but Yu Long Sheng Hui will be set for the Caulfield Guineas after remaining unbeaten in Saturday’s Catanch’s Jewellers Handicap (1200m).

Yu Long Sheng Hui was dominant in his six-length debut win at Wodonga on June 14 before producing a contrasting effort to score on his city debut at Caulfield.

Trainer Mick Price noted Yu Long Sheng Hui raced greenly, which caused him to be three-wide from the 700m, but the youngster was too strong under experienced jockey Dale Smith’s riding, scoring by a head.

“He’s an interesting colt, he’s pretty green and he did so much wrong in that race,” Price said.

“He was very highly-rated after Wodonga and still had no idea. He came here on Tuesday morning on the course proper he and got to the front and wanted to pull up again.

“He’s a colt and he skips from one leg to the next and it’s a concern how much he’s going to learn from today but that’s OK.

“He’s on the right track and physically he’s got some ability so we’ll be confident and set him for the spring.”

Price said the $1 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 8 was the ultimate spring goal for Yu Long Sheng Hui, which meant he needed to send the promising youngster out for a break.

“It’s a bit of a worry because I don’t have more time to keep racing him,” Price said. “Physically, he could run on but if you want them in the spring, you have got to do your timing.

“I’ll have to have a bit of a look-see into his pedigree and get a better feel for him. But the two Group Is for three-year-olds are the Caulfield Guineas and the Coolmore (Stud Stakes).”

Yu Long Sheng Hui gave Price his 35th city winner for the season, to leave him fourth on the Melbourne trainers’ premiership.

Congratulations to Mr Zhang and all at Yu Long Investments on another win in partnership with Mick Price Racig.